2023 — 4 speeches
I'm Alright Jack: Reclaiming community in a selfish world
27 – 28 May 2013
We're living in a world of selfies, smartphones, flat-screen do-anything TVs, and obsession over interest rates and electricity bills.
Australians are nervous, suspicious, distrustful of change, and afraid of strangers trying to steal their Precious. We have no confidence that our political institutions can cope, or that our social elites will care.
The not-for-profit sector is dancing blindfold on eggshells. But dance it does! The sector remains strong and proud, despite being under pressure from axe-wielding politicians and bureaucrats, and public complacency.
Communities in Control 2013 brought the sector together with its supporters to rededicate our efforts to the cause we share - the belief that Australians have the capacity to overcome a tendency to meanness and work together to shape our world for the better.
Paris Aristotle AM
Speaking Truth to Power: The highs, lows and realities of working with government
Virginia Trioli, David Marr, Clementine Ford, Fiona Collis & Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM